Info for Legislators


When deliberating the issues surrounding marijuana legislation, you may find it useful to consider the following points:

  • Indiana spends approximately $150 Million dollars per year arresting Marijuana users. This does not include the cost of incarceration.
  • Relegalization would free up police resources to deal with violent crime.
  • Colorado reports nearly $19 Million dollars in tax revenue for the first half of 2014.
  • Washington State expects $25 Million dollars in new tax revenue by July, 2015.
  • Relegalization does not lead to greater Marijuana use.
  • Peer pressure causes chemical drug use, not Marijuana.
  • Treats a plethora of illnesses, cures many types of cancer with no objectionable side effects.
  • Marijuana is safer than alcohol.
  • 23 states and D.C. Have some sort of medical Marijuana program, Including Michigan, Illinois.
  • Marijuana is less addictive than coffee.
  • There has never been a death from consumption of Marijuana.
  • Regulating Marijuana helps keep it out of the hands of children. Street dealers don’t ask for I.D.
  • There are over 23,000 studies showing the safety of Marijuana and its efficacy as a medicine.
  • States have the right to set their own policies on Marijuana (Conant v Walters)
  • The Federal Government today still provides a few patients with access to Medical Marijuana grown at the University of Mississippi. These are surviving patients of the government’s decades-old Compassionate IND program who were in that program prior to 1992 when such access was closed to new applicants.

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